07-09-2019 11:23 AM
Actually, get into the habit of checking your settings EVERY TIME YOU POWER-UP YOUR CAMERA. This is especially important when you won't be able to easily retake your shots. And it's too easy to forget what your last settings were, even from just 10 minutes ago. At least for me it is.
07-09-2019 01:56 PM
"...get into the habit of checking your settings EVERY TIME YOU POWER-UP YOUR CAMERA."
I like that. One more thing trying to rely too much on automatic mode is a bad thing. Just like always thinking M mode is the best.
In truth neither are, both are tools to use when the conditions warrant it. Example letting you ISO float on a job that requires the least amount of noise. Bad idea, right? When you have something you know where you want it set, than set it.
If you want blurry or dreamy BG use a lens that is right for the job but also produces great bokeh.